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“Great location, does the job!” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Carmel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   201 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401   |  
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Ranked #29 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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“Great location, does the job!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Location is the best thing about this hotel, it couldnt be better, third street promenade is just round the corner about 20 seconds walk!,rooms were clean and tidy, yeah it's abit outdated but your in l.a!how much time do you really be in the hotel?!our room was right by a air-con unit which was buzzing 24/7 my husband couldn't sleep a wink, we were just here for 2 nights, a refurb would have this hotel one of the best in town.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012 via mobile

2 nights, 2 queen beds, 2 adults, valet parking, 24 hours of internet. &440. Paid the same at full-service Marriott and it was 10 times better. This hotel smelled and if you are a light sleeper, forget it! It sounded like the window was open. You could also hear every word from the room next door and those walking above you. Forget it if you want to plug anything in. You have to crawl on the floor and unplug the lamp and clock. One good point was the awesome towels!!

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review, February 6, 2012
Dear Valued Guest:

On behalf of the Hotel Carmel, I would like to thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to leave your review of your stay with the Hotel Carmel.

I would like to apologize for any inconveniences you may have experienced while staying with us here at the Hotel Carmel.

I am not sure why you experienced external noise in your room as all windows of the Hotel Carmel are double paned insulated rooms, which keeps external noise to a very low minimum.

There are electrical outlets in all guestrooms, one under the desk, one in the bathroom and one located behind the night stand in the room. If you were having problems locating an outlet a quick call to the front desk would have resolved your problem instantly, a staff member would have been more than happy to assist you.

If you are ever in the area again, please contact me and I will personally make sure that your accommodations are to your specifications and needs.

Kindest Regards,

Angela Rogers
General Manager
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Zug, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

This hotel is very very central -> the next road is 3rd street with all shops, restaurants, bar.
5 minutes walking to the beach and super close to the Santa Monica Pier.
The staff is generally very nice. The parking costs for one night 14$.
The room are not big, but you are very central! It can be loudy on the week-end, in the night, since there could be people having party in the road...
Next door you find the Jinky's -> super place for breakfast and in the same street (2nd) there are offices for booking sightseeing; yoga-center; ....
One bad thing about the hotel: they don't offer free internet, even not in the lobby!
If you want to have a super breakfast with an amazing buffet, super view on the ocean, go on saturday or sunday to the hotel Loews, still in Santa Monica (1700 Ocean View) -> 30$. The money is really worth.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

Hotel Carmel is a charming hotel, right in downtown. Room was spotless. The one negative was the lift was out of order whilst there so had to drag suitcases up 3 flights of steep steps.
I would recommend anyone to stay here.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

Saw an advert for this Hotel in an LA magazine so we weren't sure what to expect when we got there. Our room, overlooking the street, was large and comfortable. It was also spotlessly clean as was our bathroom, which had a good selection of toiletries. From early morning, in the lobby, an excellent Continental Breakfast was available with Croissants, Muffins and Danish Pastries, Orange Juice, Coffee and various Teas. My only complaint was that with black Tea, us English visitors would prefer milk. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful and would certainly encourage us to stay again in this very reasonably priced hotel.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review, December 8, 2011
Dear Valued Guest:

On behalf of the Hotel Carmel, I would like to thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to leave your review of your stay with the Hotel Carmel.

We are happy to know that your stay with us was enjoyable and accommodations were to your expectations.

As the Hotel Carmel does not operate any food & beverage facilities, and cannot store milk, we do however have non-dairy creamer for coffee & tea.

We thank you again for staying with us and look forward to your return in the near future.

Kindest Regards,

Angela Rogers
General Manager
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

Stayed here for two nights in November. Great location and decently priced. Definitely not the sterile atmosphere of a chain hotel, but a nice lobby and staff. Bar Chloe next door was awesome. If you aren't in to older hotels with character though, stay away. Other than that, you can't beat being a block of the beach for the price.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review, November 21, 2011
Dear Valued Guest:

We want to thank you for you for staying with us and taking the time out of your busy schedule to share your review of your stay with us.

We truly appreciate your choosing the Hotel Carmel and that you found your accommodations to your satifaction. If you are ever in the Santa Monica area, please do not hesitate to contact us again for your accommodation needs.

Kindest Regards,

Angela Rogers
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

Perfect location. Excellent Staff. Comfortable Rooms. Reasonable Price. We recently got married in Pacific Palisades and had all the wedding guests stay at Hotel Carmel and everyone had a wonderful experience. The rooms were plenty comfortable. The staff works very hard to please. And the location is tough to beat. If you're looking for luxury go to Shutters. If your looking for a reasonably priced comfortable place to stay while you enjoy Santa Monica and L.A., this is your place.

Room Tip: You may be able to get a larger suite for the same price if you ask.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Carmel

Address: 201 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Carmel 2*
Number of rooms: 95
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